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Research Article  |   March 1994
Neglect in Three Dimensions
Author Affiliations
  • Shigehisa Kageyama, OTR, is a Director, Department of Occupational Therapy, Sakakibara-Minorikai Hospital, 5630, Sakakibara, Hisai-Shi, Mie 514-12, Japan
  • Miyuki Imagase, OTR, is a Staff Occupational Therapist, Department of Occupational Therapy, Sakakibara-Minorikai Hospital, Mie, Japan
  • Mayumi Okubo, OTR, is a Staff Occupational Therapist, Department of Occupational Therapy, Sakakibara-Minorikai Hospital, Mie, Japan
  • Yoshihiro Takayama, MD, is a Neurologist and member of the Scientific Staff, Department of Rehabilitation, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Neurologic Conditions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Special Issue on Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Research Article   |   March 1994
Neglect in Three Dimensions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1994, Vol. 48, 206-210. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.3.206
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1994, Vol. 48, 206-210. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.3.206
Abstract

Objectives. Neglect in vertical and radial directions is rarely evaluated systematically in patients with brain damage.

Method and Results. Using the line bisection task, we confirmed that some patients with unilateral brain damage manifest vertical or radial spatial neglect. In fact, patients with severe left horizontal neglect tend to have severe vertical neglect.

Conclusion. Because vertical and radial neglect may affect the ability to perform functional daily activities, occupational therapists need to address the existence of vertical and radial neglect when evaluating and training patients with brain damage.